"Imagine a thank you note with a poem or quote, to the client, or the GC. Right? Imagine your brand, with your, like, most famous quote, or like one of your quotes, or sayings or what have you."

-Steve Larosiliere

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. In this episode, I’m going to help you learn how to carve your niche in carpentry. In the bustling world of carpentry and construction, standing out can feel like an uphill battle. But what if I told you that your true brand lies not just in your craftsmanship, but in the essence of who you are? Let's delve into a transformative conversation between Cod from Plate and Nail on the cusp of discovery, and his mentor, unraveling the art of building a brand that resonates.

Steve Larosiliere's insights provide a roadmap for the growth and prosperity of your woodworking business. By following these steps, you'll be on your way to attracting and serving the right clientele, ensuring the long-term success of your business.

Now, let's delve into the complete story.

"The more I was myself, the more I discovered. And as I showed my face, the more I found I needed. If I just completely leaned into being myself..." - Steve Larosiliere

Discovering the Heart of Your Craft

Cody's journey towards self-realization. Sometimes, it takes a guiding hand to unveil the hidden treasures within ourselves. As Cody confessed his passion for poetry, it became apparent that his craft extended far beyond the realm of hammers and nails. Embracing poetry as his true calling was the first step towards carving his unique niche in the world of carpentry.

Craftsmanship Meets Creativity: The Birth of a Brand

Steve ignited a spark of possibility. Imagine intertwining poetry with plywood, etching verses that transcend time into the very framework of a home. The notion of infusing gratitude into every nail driven resonated deeply. This wasn't just about building structures; it was about building connections, leaving an indelible mark on every project.

Amplifying Your Essence: The Power of Authenticity

In a world inundated with replicas, authenticity emerges as the ultimate differentiator. Steve's mentor's wisdom echoed through the conversation, urging him to embrace his quirks and idiosyncrasies wholeheartedly. It wasn't about fitting into a mold but rather about standing out by simply being himself. This revelation carried profound implications, transforming Cody's perception of success and self-expression.

The Modern Art of Brand Building

Carving a niche extends beyond physical storefronts and word-of-mouth referrals. Steve's mentor underscored the importance of leveraging social media platforms as virtual Main Streets, where artisans can showcase their craft to a global audience. Through platforms like Instagram, Cody could amplify his brand, inviting others to join him on his journey of innovation and inspiration.

Embracing the Journey Ahead

As Cody bid farewell to his mentor, a newfound sense of purpose infused his every step. Armed with a vision that transcended mere construction, he set forth on a path illuminated by poetry and possibility. Each project became an opportunity to weave narratives, leaving behind not just structures but enduring stories for generations to come.

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelarosiliere/

Woodpreneur Network IG: https://www.instagram.com/woodpreneurnetwork

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevelarosiliere/

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Stoked Website: https://www.stoked.org/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveLarosiliere

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevelarosiliere1/

Woodpreneurlife Website: https://www.woodpreneurlife.com/

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